When looking up "laidback electronica" in the dictionary, Seestrings should be there as definition. 4 tracks of awesome laidback electronic music. From the first time I heard the music of Seestrings, I was enchanted by it. And these 4 tracks will ensure you will be enchanted by his music as well. Beautiful melodies, nice sometimes slightly erratic rhythms. You will love Seestrings for it.
October 26, 2006 Subject:
Reviewed on Gratisvibes.com
More food inspired music comes your way courtesy of Seestrings. Similar in vein to the Pasta EP that I reviewed earlier, the Strawberry Jam EP can be thought of as a much more laidback version of the pasta EP in a sense. Think of it as melodic chillout IDM.
Each track of the EP is different but exhibits a strong coherence to each other. What we have here are soothing melody lines, highly atmospheric sounds/effects and a great attention to production. Each track presents subtle changes from the others and all of them have a steady but satisfying rhythm to them. The First Slice of Bread starts off with a stuttering rhythm but converges to one of steady slow beats with rich synth lines layered on top of each other. The Peanut Butter and The Strawberry Jam continues with a dash of melancholy and well thought out syncopated synth lines that definitely allows the mind to just drift and relax. The latter track especially featured a sort of synth solo with accompaniment which was great as I have hardly heard synth solos in IDM music. The Last Slice of Bread ends off by introducing a plucked string instrument into the mix. No new surprises here. Just more music to sway along to.
Overall, a good listen. Itâs just too bad that the netlabel, Laidback Electronica, that brought us this EP hasnât had a release since 10 months ago but are working on some new ones. If you want to listen to more music of the same quality, I suggest you flock over there and show them some support.
The First Slice of Bread
Has the best groove of the whole EP.
Synth solo is interesting but also sounds a bit oriental.